TV Ratings: Olympics on NBC Crushes Competition; Smallville Steady
NBC cruised to a nightly victory averaging 23.22 and a 5.4 rating with adults 18-49. The night’s only original scripted programming on the broadcast networks was a new episode of Smallville. It’s 2.42 million viewers and 1.0 rating with adults 18-49 was almost identical to last week’s 2.48 million and 1.0 rating with adults 18-49.
ABC came in a distant second place, with the movie Meet the Fockers and a new 20/20. You can see more details on ABC’s night here.
FOX and CBS aired repeats.
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating/Shr||Viewers (Millons)|
|8:00||NBC||Vancouver Winter Olympics||4.3/15||20.75|
|ABC||Movie: Meet the Fockers (R) 8p-10p||1.6/5||5.05|
|CBS||Ghost Whisperer (R)||1.1/3||4.59|
|9:00||NBC||Vancouver Winter Olympics||6.4/19||26.05|
|FOX||Kitchen Nightmares (R)||1.1/3||2.68|
|10:00||NBC||Vancouver Winter Olympics||5.5/17||22.86|
Ratings data via Marc Berman’s PI forums.
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